The Edge of the Map with Brian Lewis

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Walking Writers Salon

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Event details

2023-11-28 19:00
19:00 UTC
Free for supporting members!
Video recording
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Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons. We are delighted to welcome Brian Lewis poet, walker and publisher at Longbarrow Press.

We will be discussing with Brian Lewis a range of topics including the role of affordable, accessible technologies, the development of the Longbarrow Press, the economics of small press publishing, the relationship between a walking practice and writing practice, and the ethos of craft, collaboration and care that runs through it all. Two key titles will also be discussed:

The Footing” published in 2013 – an anthology of specially commissioned poems on the theme of walking, with substantial contributions from Angelina AyersJames Caruth, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle, Andrew Hirst, Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite.

What a book! Walking-writing as a collective act, as it should be.  Robert Macfarlane

“Edgelands” by Matthew Clegg published in 2008 (now included in the West North East collection)- is a sequence of poems adapted from the classical Japanese tanka form. Tanka follows the spirit of haiku in many ways, although it bestows two extra lines. It shares haiku’s preoccupation with time and place, although traditionally it deals with themes of love and longing to a greater extent.

Brian Lewis is the editor and publisher of Longbarrow Press a Sheffield-based collective whose activities include inter- disciplinary collaborations and poetry walks, and he’s an essayist and poet with his own walking practice.

Walking Writers Salons are hour-long events in which you will get to meet a Walking Writer and learn from them how they weave writing and walking, and how they interpret their surroundings. Each Salon will include a discussion with the author led by Andrew Stuck, inviting questions from the audience, and may include a multiple choice quiz in which winners will receive prizes including print copies of WALKING 23 (RRP €5.99) our own limited edition illustrated chapbook anthologies of poems and prose.

Brian Lewis

Brian Lewis is the editor and publisher of Longbarrow Press, a Sheffield-based collective whose activities include interdisciplinary collaborations and poetry walks. He is also an essayist, curator, and poet. His publications include East Wind (Gordian Pro...

Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...


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